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The World in 2022: A Look at the Key Events

Updated: Aug 17, 2023


A visualization of key events in the world in 2022
The World in 2022

The year 2022 was a year of significant events, both positive and negative. Here is a look at some of the key events that took place around the world:


  • January: A coup in Burkina Faso overthrew the democratically elected government.

  • February: Senegal won the Africa Cup of Nations, defeating Egypt in the final.

  • February: Russia invaded Ukraine, sparking a major conflict that continues to this day.

  • March: Sri Lanka experienced widespread protests due to a severe economic crisis.

  • April: Imran Khan resigned as Prime Minister of Pakistan after losing a no-confidence vote.

  • May: Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League, defeating Liverpool in the final.

  • June: A mass shooting in Nigeria killed at least 40 people.

  • July: Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan, was assassinated.

  • July: The Commonwealth Games were held in Birmingham, England.

  • August: William Ruto was elected President of Kenya.

  • September: Liz Truss appointed as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

  • September: Protests begin in Iran.

  • September: The Queen of England dies.

  • October: Liz Truss resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

  • October: Xi Jinping was re-elected as President of China.

  • October: Rishi Sunak was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

  • October: Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion.

  • October: Lula is reelected as president of Brazil

  • November: FTX, a popular cryptocurrency exchange in the USA went bankrupt.

  • November: The World’s population officially reached 8 billion.

  • December: Argentina won the FIFA World Cup, defeating France in the final.

  • These are just a few of the many key events that took place in the world in 2022. It was a year that was marked by both challenges and progress, and it will be interesting to see how the events of 2022 shape the world in the years to come.


In addition to the events listed above, there were many other significant developments in 2022. These include:


The COVID-19 pandemic continued to rage, but there were some promising signs of progress, such as the development of new vaccines and treatments.

The war in Ukraine had a significant impact on the global economy, causing energy prices to rise and disrupting supply chains.

The climate crisis continued to worsen, with extreme weather events becoming more common.

Overall, 2022 was a year of great change and upheaval. It will be interesting to see how the world looks back on this year in the years to come.

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